Christian Service and Pastoral Care



BACK TO SCHOOL FAIR, CHRISTIAN SERVICE AND PASTORAL CARE
In cooperation with Catholic Charities, a variety of school items are collected by our Community. These items are brought to a central location in Joliet. to be given to children who need these supplies. READ MORE


BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY, CHRISTIAN SERVICE AND PASTORAL CARE
Bereavement ministry is comprised of committees; each having a responsibility of providing comfort to families at a time of loss of a loved one. The committee will help to guide in all aspects of the planning for a funeral mass, and will continue through follow up after the funeral. The group will provide assistance in all the stages of...READ MORE


DAYBREAK, CHRISTIAN SERVICE AND PASTORAL CARE
A partnership between churches, community services and Catholic charities responding to the needs of homeless, Daybreak provides housing, food and supportive services to the homeless. Evenings to Serve: First Tuesday or every month. READ MORE



EASTER BASKETS, CHRISTIAN SERVICE AND PASTORAL CARE
This program is an opportunity for our Faith Community to help children celebrate Easter. A variety of items are collected to fill baskets for children at Groundwork, Daybreak Shelter, etc. READ MORE


EMPLOYMENT MINISTRY, CHRISTIAN SERVICE AND PASTORAL CARE
A faith-based non-profit ministry of St. Mary Immaculate Parish devoted to "Equipping Job Seekers for Success" through spiritual support, resume development and helping to develop networking and interviewing skills. Staffed with volunteers from all walks of life (self-employed, corporate, blue-collar, retired) all dedicated to help you...READ MORE


GIVING TREE, CHRISTIAN SERVICE AND PASTORAL CARE
Each year at Christmas, the Giving Tree offers each member of our Faith Community the chance to remember someone less fortunate with a small gift or by adopting an entire family. We provide gifts to various organizations including: Daybreak, Guardian Angel Home, Rosewood and Lakewood Nursing Homes, Interfaith Food Pantry of...READ MORE


INTERFAITH FOOD PANTRY, CHRISTIAN SERVICE AND PASTORAL CARE
Purpose is to offer supplemental food and household supplies to families experiencing hardship. Give-aways are every three weeks and food is collected after each Mass weekly. READ MORE


MILITARY MINISTRY, CHRISTIAN SERVICE AND PASTORAL CARE
We are a support group for those who want to let our Troops know how much we appreciate their service and want out service men and women's families to know they are not alone in this Journey. Working together, we will gain comfort in knowing that there are others on the same Journey. We can gain strength from one another...READ MORE


PARISH NURSE, CHRISTIAN SERVICE AND PASTORAL CARE
The goal of Parish Nursing is to act as a catalyst for a healthy parish community. The focus of Parish Nursing is on personal health counseling, health education, appropriate referrals, support group facilitation, patient advocacy and integration of faith and healing. READ MORE


PARISH PASTORAL COUNSELING, CHRISTIAN SERVICE AND PASTORAL CARE
The diverse complexities and issues of our society and culture, combined with the needs of our parish community, have necessitated a Professional Pastoral Counselor. Since January 2001, St. Mary's has provided an option for you to consider a person we recommend as a source for family, child and/or marital counseling needs...READ MORE


PARISH PSYCHOLOGIST, CHRISTIAN SERVICE AND PASTORAL CARE
Dr. Ted Welsch, Psy.D. provides therapy for adults, adolescents, couples and families. He provides clients with services in depression, anxiety, couples counseling, life change/transition, mental illness, substance abuse issues, anger issues, grief/loss and coping with life stressors. Dr. Welsch sees clients at his office located at...READ MORE


PASTORAL CARE, CHRISTIAN SERVICE AND PASTORAL CARE
Acting on behalf of our parish, our ministry members will visit the sick of our parish, the aged, the infirmed and the homebound. This ministry extends our church to those parishioners that cannot attend Mass. It is our goal that no one be forgotten. Trained ministers bring the Eucharist to the Rosewood/Lakewood Catholic...READ MORE


PRAYER MINISTRY NETWORK, CHRISTIAN SERVICE AND PASTORAL CARE
A book is located in the Narthex of the Church for anyone requesting prayers for those in need. The names are then networked to various ministers to remember in prayer all week. READ MORE


SHEPHERD'S TABLE, CHRISTIAN SERVICE AND PASTORAL CARE
"Shepherd's Table" is an outreach of the greater Joliet community to "those who hunger: in our area. It offers lunch each day to to anyone who needs a meal. St. Mary's is responsible to cook and provide staff for one meal per month. Day to Serve: 2nd Thursday of each month 8:30 am-12:30 pm. READ MORE


SPECIAL NEEDS, CHRISTIAN SERVICE AND PASTORAL CARE
This Ministry serves a diverse population of families who have children with special needs. READ MORE




 

 

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